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Congress MP Rahul Gandhi named Leader of Opposition in 18th Lok Sabha

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NEW DELHI, JUNE 25: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will occupy the post of Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a letter about the decision has been sent to Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab.
The decision on Rahul Gandhi’s appointment as the Leader of Opposition was made after a meeting of the floor leaders of the INDIA bloc at Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge’s residence.
“Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson (Sonia Gandhi) wrote to Pro-tem Speaker Bhartruhari Mahtab, informing him of the decision to appoint Rahul Gandhi as the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha”, senior party leader KC Venugopal told reporters after the meeting.
He said the decision on other appointments will be decided later.
Rahul Gandhi has been an MP for five terms and currently represents the Rae Bareli constituency in the Lok Sabha. He took oath as an MP on Tuesday while holding a copy of the Constitution.
The Congress, being the single largest opposition party, gets the post of opposition leader after a gap of 10 years.
It had failed to get the 10% members required in the Lok Sabha to secure the post in the last 2 elections.(PTI)